Chinese Grand Prix 2012: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton to get five-place grid penalty after required gearbox change

April 12th, 20129:08 am @


“So maybe I’m just playing myself in gently. After all, in 2007, I didn’t win
a race until the sixth round and I was in the hunt for the title all through
the year.

“As I don’t think the pecking order has settled down yet, it’s important to
get some good results in the bag while we can.

“It will be very interesting to see how the order has shaken itself out over
the last three weeks – it’s going to be an interesting weekend.

“I’m looking at the championship as a whole,” added Hamilton, now in
his sixth season with McLaren.

“Of course I’d love to win every race, but it’s more important to be in a
good points-scoring position at every race.

“I think the first two races have shown that, as a team, we’re definitely
in positions to win.

“Malaysia was a good example of how to pick up points when you’re looking
at the championship. That was something I really took away from that race as
a positive.

“Naturally I’m looking to win in China, but it’s as important to pick up
some good points if, for whatever reason, a win isn’t on the cards.”

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